Chelmsford amongst the top ten busiest divorce courts in England and Wales

04/04/2014

New figures reveal that Chelmsford is amongst the top 10 busiest divorce courts in England and Wales.

Separating couples are being urged to avoid nasty courtroom battles and use Family mediation to sort out disputes over their Children, property and finances.

Sparked by these figures Family Justice Minister Simon Hughes said:

Mediation works in helping to sort out disputes over finances and children. We are committed to making sure that more people make use of it rather than go through the confrontational and stressful experience of going to court.

Mediation helps separating couples reach agreements, rather than having them dictated by the courts.

In 2012/13 more than 17,000 people successfully used legally aided family mediation – which is often quicker, cheaper and produces longer lasting results than going to court – to sort out disputes over their property, finances and children.